Having a good fit with a ring is very important, but, like clothing, tight-fitting woven jewelry can stretch over time. You don’t want to lose a ring you’ve spent hours weaving together, especially one with a bead woven bezel! My best tip for making beaded rings is to weave them together with FireLine Braided Bead Thread. FireLine doesn’t stretch, so a ring band made with this thread won’t sag or become misshapen!
You can use FireLine to repair stretched out ring bands as well. Choose a thinner diameter thread and smaller needle than normal, because you’ll be weaving back through beads that are already full of thread.I’m using a Size 13 Tulip Beading Needle and 4lb FireLine to fix this ring.Anchor your repair thread into the ring just like you would add a new thread to any bead weaving project. Your goal is to close any open space between the beads.Weave your new thread in with a solid, tight tension and pull the beads back together. Rings are small and fiddley, so try holding the band on the tip of your finger while you work. Just be careful not to jab yourself!Happy Tuesday! – Gretchen